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to address a situation that has become a talking point in this community. >> jennifer livingston has been delivering the news in wisconsin for 15 years. on tuesday she became the story. during wkbt's morning broadcast she responded to a viewer's e-mail criticizing her weight and calling her a bad role model for young girls. it reads in part i was surprised indeed to witness that your physical condition hasn't improved for many years. i leave you this note hoping you'll reconsider your responsibility as a local public personality to present and promote a healthy lifestyle. livingston received the e-mail on friday. it went viral when her husband also an anchor at the station posted it to his facebook page. on tuesday's broadcast she thanked her supporters and then took on her detractors. >> attacks like this are not okay. the truth is, i am overweight. you can call me fat. and, yes, even obese on a doctor's chart. but to the person who wrote me that letter do you think i don't know that? >> livingston then used the situation to draw attention to bullying. >> if you are at home and you were
an anchorwoman at wkbt, lacrosse, wisconsin who normally reports the news. like we do. >> jennifer livingston is the one making the headlines and spreading the message of confidence and empowerment far beyond wisconsin. it all started with a message from a viewer, who took aim at jennifer livingston's weight. writing "i was surprised indeed to witness that your physical condition has not improved for many years. surely you don't consider yourself a suitable example for this community's young people. girls in particular." on her own newscast, livingston, the mother of three young girls decided it was time to respond. >> so you know nothing about me other than what you see on the outside. and i am much more than a number on a scale. >> for more than four minutes she faced the camera and the criticism. it has touched off a chorus of kindness. one person saying "that viewer could not have been more wrong. the message you are sending young women is that beauty and brains come in many forms." but livingston says the story isn't just about her. reminding viewers, that october is national anti-bullyi
. >> that is the local television anchor everybody is talking about this morning. jennifer livingston and her on-air response to a viewer who said she was a bad example for young girls because she is overweight. she's going to tell us why she felt the need to respond on air in a moment. it is 8:00 now on this wednesday morning, the 3rd day of october, 2012. i'm savannah guthrie alongside david gregory in for matt this week and mr. al roker. what else do we have coming up? >> a great survival story, an incredible story that was actually caught on tape. great because it is a survival tale. two guys forced to crash land in the gulf of mexico when their plane caught fire. they spent hours in the water, as you can see, waiting for rescue, documenting it all on an ipad. this morning those survivors are here with us for an exclusive live interview. they will tell us of their tales. >> wow. and then some more of our simple savvy silly tips. this one actually from a homeowner, justin from omaha, nebraska. tired of tangled cords. put them in a used old paper tube. >> that's clever. >> we'll have more of t
says she's a poor role model for girls because she's fat. jennifer livingston who works at news 8 in wisconsin calls it a lesson on bullying. >> and here is where i want all of us to learn something from this. if you didn't already know, october is national antibullying month. and this is a problem that is growing every day in our schools and on the internet. >> that was just a portion of the video. livingston took that nasty viewer to task for four minutes. four minutes she went off on her. >> i think i might be in love with jennifer livingston. good for her. i'm going to start doing that with my -- today i want to respond to -- look at her. that was so good. >> when i respond to folks, soledad's like, did you hit them back on twitter? you have to -- >> don't do it on twitter. do it on tv. >> did she call them? you should say, i have an e-mail for so and so and then put it online. >> good for you, jennifer. i support you. that's a great lesson. i'm going to leave a section at the end of the show for that. >> are you talking about soledad's shoes? get at them, soledad. >>> take a
. >> i am much more than a number on a scale. >> reporter: most of jennifer livingston's viewers already know that. for a dozen years she's anchored the morning news at wkbt in lacrosse, wisconsin. but today she chose to talk about herself. responding to a viewer e-mail complaining about her weight. >> i was surprised indeed to witness that your physical condition hasn't improved for many years. surely you don't consider yourself a suitable example for this community's young people, girls in particular. i leave you this note hoping you'll reconsider your responsibility as a local public personality to present and promote a healthy lifestyle. the truth is, i am overweight. you could call me fat. and yes, even obese on a doctor's chart. but to the person who wrote me that letter, do you think i don't know that? that your cruel words are pointing out something i don't see? >> reporter: in the e-mail, she sees more than just an unhappy viewer. the mother of three daughters sees a bully. >> what really angers me about this, there are children who don't know better, who get e-mails as critical
back against a critical e-mail. jennifer livingston is a morning anchor in wisconsin. a viewer complained about her weight and saying she's not a good role model for girls. as the mother of three daughters, livingston decided to respond. >> i am much more than a number on a scale. what really anchors me about this is there are children who don't know better, who get e-mails as critical as the one i received or in many cases even worse each and every day. >> livingston called the viewer a bully and says children learn that behavior from adults. thousands of people have written her messages in support online. we posted her entire message on the news 4 today facebook page. >>> italian scientists are searching for the remains of the woman who may have been the model for one of the most famous paintings in the world. experts believe the wife of a rich florentine merchant may have been the model for the portrait of mona lisa. she was buried in a con vent and scientists have been working there since april to find her skull. if they can find it, they can reconstruct her face and compar
decided they were going to fight back. who we're talking about now is 37-year-old jennifer livingston. he's been a news anchor for 11 years at a station in lacrosse, wisconsin. a few days ago, she received a viewer e-mail from a man criticizing her weight, saying in part, "surely you don't consider yourself a suitable example for this community's young people, girls in particular. obesity is one of the worst choices a person can make and one of the most dangerous habits to maintain ." he encouraged her to adopted a more healthy lifestyle. tuesday during a four minute segment, she took to the airways to respond. >> you know nothing about me but what you see on the outside. and i am much more than a number on a scale. here is where i want all of us to learn something from this. new didn't already know, october -- >> if we can actually air this louder. any way we can put the audio up higher, please? >> it is a major issue in the lives of young people today. as the mother of three young girls, it scares me to death and otherwise. and that man's words mean nothing to me. but what really angers
to call it to bullying. the viewer accused jennifer livingston of being a poor example to young girls. why? because she's overweight. she said while the e-mail was hurtful to her, she's more concerned about children who are bullied. >> if you are at home and you were talking about the fat news lady, guess what? your children are probably going to go to school and call someone fat. we need to teach our kids how to be kind, not critical. and we need to do that by example. >> atta girl! that was fantastic. livingston also said she was comforted so many people reached out to support her with very kind words once that e-mail was made public. >> don't mess with news anchors. >> that's right. >>> time to take you down, down to toon town. the corporate network is celebrating its 20th network with a video showing you the evolution of toon. take a look. >> ah! >> zoinks! >> now the network launched in 1992 with the $320 million purchase of the library and that includes tom and jerry. >>> and in sports anything can happen on the sports rink. one player was so excited about celebrating a goal he celeb
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